Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|6 hours 13 min ago||The Python Fans....||
Now, now, the Python fans should know well that it is entirely possible for your name to be spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht but pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove. Actually, it's more common than one might realize, I would imagine. You'll simply be refused a startling amount of interviews, that's all.
|8 hours 7 min ago||Tier 4...||
I am forced to wonder if calling Purdue a Tier 4 team is just a roundabout way to tell Darrell Hazell that you've evaluated his talent and.....well, let's not discuss it, right? I mean, if there was a way to tell someone without telling them, like if my wife just told me I was a Tier 4 Closet Occupant, I would look at the pile of workout shirts on the floor and understand what she meant.
|12 hours 25 min ago||Nice Move...||
See, all it took was for someone to remind them that the current model for financing the airing of these games doesn't work so well when you schedule them at times when no one can watch them. I should say that this is fine for a mid-September Vanderbilt vs. Only Team Worse Than U game because you don't want people to watch that necessarily (and the only sponsor you could get was Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe), but the CFP semifinals? Yeah, different strategy.
|12 hours 49 min ago||Going There...||
As much as I would like to see an Olympics other than Atlanta (which I visited) in my lifetime, I don't know that I would necessarily go to Rio even if I could afford to do so right now. This one just seems like it has the potential to be less than great for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the Zika virus.
Congratulations to Dhani though - I have to think that covering any Olympics is an awesome gig on a lot of levels.
|14 hours 26 min ago||I Don't Know...||
Like others, I am intrigued to see play the likes of Marquette, Texas, UCLA and a few others, but again it seems like we run into the problem of following up chances to build tournament resumes with game that don't seem like they would count for much towards that. I would agree with the person that said even changing some of the low RPI teams out with some MAC opponents would probably make a world of difference. I am really only guessing there, but it seems like we undersold ourselves on the OOC schedule.
|14 hours 30 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 3 hours ago||Samsung....||
No complaints about our 55" Samsung really, although we did get the SmartTV and part of me is still trying to fathom some of the capabilities of smart televisions which seem rather un-TV-ish, if you will. I can get most of the major apps that I can on my phone, although some apps make more sense on the phone than on the TV. I guess it is about finding some weird digital balance.
|1 day 6 hours ago||The Pistons...||
Last year was the first year in a long time that I really stayed with the Pistons- as in, watching most of the game even late in the season - in a long time. I will admit to being modestly excited this year, just to see the upward trend continue.
|1 day 9 hours ago||What If...||
Ah, but what if you're standing in the part of the yard which, while you might maintain it, is technically in the municipal right-of-way? I've always wondered if this affects the answer to that particular question. It doesn't in my case, but I have always wondered how others may feel about this.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Very Cool...||
It would be fun to see this become a thing around the country. It might be fun to even have a blog version of this - I would think it would be harmless enough and I think enough people here probably feel comfortable enough being on film doing something interesting, especially in light of the whole "Eating a lemon" craze from a couple seasons ago.
I am sure we could think of interesting things to have people punt around.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Might Be SOL...||
I just tried it in three different browsers and the thread caused the screen to go a beuatiful shade of MGoBlog blue each time, so we might be SOL on this one unless the paid staff has any ideas - I don't have as much access as you may think I do as a mod. The programming end of it might contain the answer in this case, although I might see if I can open the code in Chrome and at least find the problem on the page, not that I would be able to correct it from there though.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 12 hours ago||This One...||
“They’re definitely up there. If they’re not the best they are way up there. Pretty much all the guys I went against last year when they shut us out, I believe most of them are back again. Those guys already knew what they were doing, and another year with very good players and coaches … I’m sure they’ll be even better.”
Part of me wants to say this eminates from Maryland if we're talking 2016 opponents. Is it possible we could do better than a shutout, maybe beat them bad enough that they actually must yield any points scored in their previous game to us? That would be interesting.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Seger And Spotify...||
Seger has said in a couple interviews that the problem stems from an ongoing disagreement between him and Capitol Records on media rights. He never goes into immense detail - he probably can't - but a lot of it has to do with pricing and a few other items, or so I understand. He always encourages people to go out and actually buy the physical album though, being rather an old-school person.
|1 day 17 hours ago||To Be Absolutely Fair...||
To be absolutely fair, I do believe he hit a 48-yard FG against Vanderbilt although I could be misremembering. Quite frankly, I kind of have the same image of his yardage / success distribution as being almost asymptotic to a particular distance rather than a typical curve like you might expect. I remember a lot of 44 and 45-yard attempts too for some reason.
|1 day 17 hours ago||At This Point...||
It just seems to me that, at this point, they are essentially trying to blame the world for something which they did to themselves as a football culture, almost as if they won't deny it per se but they would rather there was some unwritten agreement whereby the abuse was not mentioned. It almost harkens back to the generation of Germans immediately after WWII who had to deal with history books that fast forwarded to Konrad Adenauer after the chapter on the Weimar Republic, or at least there seems to be that air of "let's just not discuss and maybe it will go away on its own..." logic on their side. The problem is that it needs to be discussed so that it doesn't happen again.
|2 days 4 hours ago||For Some Reason...||
For some reason, "Meatballs" comes to mind here....
"IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!"
|2 days 6 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
It's just not the same when you have Glen Mason opening a show with "You are looking live at Mustard's Last Stand in Evanston, Illinois.....which is a bit of a shame as the Northwestern-Illinois game is actually down in Champaign."
However, I will give it a shot out of fairness.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Watching It...||
My wife and I watched the first four episodes last night - into the night as I didn't get to bed until close to 1:30 AM, which made today a long day at work, but considering how much we enjoyed those episodes, it was worth it. Anything I can enthusiastically lose sleep over like that is worth it. We plan to watch the rest of it this weekend.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Well, To Be Fair...||
Well, to be fair, at 35 years old, his career as an NFL receiver was well on its way to that, but even so, it is a good depth signing for Detroit and more than likely he makes the team. It doesn't make the Lions hugely better, but it makes them better at wide receiver. They can definitely use him - the problem (well, one of them) is that they have to narrow the, oh, 3,000 receivers to maybe six for the regular season roster.
|2 days 8 hours ago||This Thread...||
The OP was correct in that the other thread doesn't offer more than the speculation, whereas now a few outlets are indeed running with the story that he is definitely set to step down in 2020, so we can leave this thread.
There is precedent for doing this on the blog anyway - the "might happen" thread is often followed relatively quickly with the "will be happening" thread and generally we leave both because merging in this interface is hard. Actually, it isn't possible, insofar as I know.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Interesting...||
"I have a lot of energy, and I have a lot of interest in what's going on in the college space today from the operational issues, reform issues, and the existential threat," Delany said Tuesday during his annual address at Big Ten media days in Chicago. "So I will be around for a bit. Whether I'm around here for six years is probably a little bit beyond how I see it."
I mean, he'd be 74 in six years so I would be shocked if he hung around that long, particularly in this sort of position. As much as we joke about Delany essentially having the charisma of a cadaver and all the charm of one to boot, being the conference commissioner is probably one of those roles where you've seen some shit, and 27 years is a long time to hold it too.
I wonder who they would get or if they would tap someone already employed in the conference.
|2 days 14 hours ago||After That...||
You know, I've tried that a few times and for as long as people thought I was simply in that mass of people called "MGoBloggers", it worked. The problems began when I told them WHICH MGoBlogger and the whole mod thing, so I am going to wear a shirt to the next event which says "NOT a mod" and see how that goes.
|2 days 18 hours ago||You Know...||
It all goes to hell when the editor takes the day off, doesn't it?
|2 days 18 hours ago||There's That...||
There is that. For the last nearly twenty years of my life now, I have proudly been just that other asshole at the bar. I definitely know the feeling. Of course now, it's an honor to sit with the experienced assholes at the bar, but I am going to guess that even this will wear thin eventually.
In all seriousness though, happy 21st birthday, WD. Make it an excellent one.
|2 days 19 hours ago||For Contrast...||
For some contrast, here's how Massey estimates the schedule as of, well, the preseason (their formula weights recent performance too, as I recall):
Hawaii - 99%
UCF - 99%
Colorado - 93%
Penn State - 80%
Wisconsin - 66%
at Rutgers - 85%
Illinois - 88%
at Michigan State - 48%
Maryland - 87%
ay Iowa - 59%
Indiana - 83%
at Ohio State - 28%
|3 days 7 hours ago||Like Music...||
I liken it to music sometimes - you hold down a key on an organ or whatnot for an entire bar, you get a pleasant sound sometimes. You hold down the "Save" button on a post on MGoBlog, you get a pleasant posting error sometimes. It merely depends on which key and which post.
Or it could be what happens to me - mindless tapping of active control buttons on the site. Either way, you know? All I know is people ask me to delete them all the time, not realizing I would have to do it one post at a time in this version of the interface, which is why I ignore a great majority of such requests.
|3 days 10 hours ago||He May Be, But...||
He may very well be (really, he is - I am trying to be polite), but he was the second-to-last coach to get Kansas football a 10-win season - 1995, I believe. He's got that anyway, although it isn't much. He's also the man that Minnesota dumped in order to trade up for Tim Brewster, of course, so I suppose there is that too.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Oh Wow....||
My hobbies regarding Michigan are definitely not this interesting in comparison to these figures. These are great, and very well made too. Well done!
I will send a blank check and you can box these up and send them to me and we'll call it good, right? Seriously, I would really enjoy having something like this for a mantle or shelf.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Done And Done...||
The eleven (at the time of this post) people who voted for either 0-5 or 6-9 are either being facetious or smoking something very depressing.
There are 100 people right now that apparently have us in the National Championship too, of course. I like where your head is at, whoever you may be.